The Clue in the Jewel Box by Carolyn Keene, Mildred Benson

192 pages first pub 1943 (editions)

fiction childrens mystery young adult lighthearted mysterious fast-paced
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An antique dealer’s revelation about a former queen’s priceless heirloom starts Nancy on a trail of exciting adventures. Madame Alexandra, now living incognito in River Heights, asks Nancy to find her missing grandson. With only one clue to go on ...

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mysterious 92%
adventurous 85%
lighthearted 71%
relaxing 7%
tense 7%


fast 64%
medium 35%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 90% | Character: 9%

Strong character development?

No: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | No: 22%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 80% | It's complicated: 10% | Yes: 10%

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